After months of working on the boat I finally got around to removing the old name and putting the new name on. We haven’t done the renaming ceremony yet, but tradition says that the old name has to be removed and the new name added (but covered) before the ceremony can be held. So a […]
Salon cushions are at the heart of most cruising boats. Although in warm climates you may spend most of your time in the cockpit the salon is there for you in cooler weather, at night, when underway, and the center of activity within the boat. But for that reason it can be intimidating to take […]
I’ve been working on interior marine finishes lately, sorting out what our preferences will be for the new boat. Our last boat, Phoenix, had a mahogany interior and everything was varnished in the traditional marine way with a high-gloss varnish. Eurybia has a teak interior and a subtle rubbed finish that has become popular in […]
I have recently found out via MRI that the increasing knee pain I have is due to a torn meniscus. So of course my first thought is “I’ll never walk again, we’ll have to cancel our cruising plans and move back on land to a boring senior home and have to eat meatloaf and watch […]
We are so thrilled! My son married his girlfriend from Germany in early June. They have been writing to each other for four years and finally met in May. Their meeting was everything they had hoped and, after advice from an immigration attorney, married immediately rather than facing a year or more of separation while […]
We are on a west coast road trip, visiting old friends and old haunts. We should be home within the week, but I am poised here in mid-trip and seeing our life with the fresh eyes travel brings.